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Jun 28, 2013 12:00am PDT
's not likely to end any time soon, let me tell you about texas governor rick perry's last 26 hours. at 6:37 p.m. last night, the state of texas executed its 500th, 500th inmate. a woman by the name of kimberly mccarthy, former cocaine addict who was convicted of killing her 71-year-old neighbor in a 1997 robbery. it is the 261st execution rick perry has signed off on as governor, far and away the most executions carried out by any governor in modern history. in fact, rick perry has signed off on more executions in his nearly 13 years as governor than any other state has executed total in the last 38 years. in texas, which last night reached the mccob milestone of 500 executions has killed more than people than the next six states combined. what a burden that must be for one man to carry, to have presided over the deaths of so many people. >> your state has executed 234 death row inmates, more than any other governor in modern times. have you -- [ applause ] have you struggled to sleep at night with the idea that any one of those might have been innocent? >> no, sir, i've never struggled with
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Jun 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
with a democratic government in there. >> paul: when we come back, rick perry has blue state governors seeing red over his attempts to lure jobs to texas. this week he set his sights on high tax states of new york and connecticut. could yours be next? i don't alwe to eat like i should. that's why i like glucerna shakes. they have slowly digestible carbs to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna. helping people with diabetes find balance. i did? when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really mattered... you suggested luxury car service instd of "strength training with patrick willis." come on todd! flap them chicken wings. [ grunts ] well, i travel a lot and umm... [ male announcer ] at visa signature, every upgradedxperience comes from listening to our cardholders. visa signature. your idea of what a card should be. visa signature. we've made major advancements in reducing the incidents of broken bones in seniors. we've received recognition for getting hypertension under control for over 80% of our members. we've made significant advances in asthma, im
Jun 27, 2013 9:00pm PDT
, and that not everyone in the state has. governor rick perry signed that voter i.d. bill into law and then the federal government wrote the state of texas a nice note about it. "we've carefully considered the information you have provided about your new voter i.d. law. including the state's own estimate that as many as 800,000 registered texas voters do not have the kind of i.d. that texas republicans wanted to make people show before they'd be allowed to vote." it's not just any 800,000 texans who don't have it. "hispanic registered voters are more than twice as likely as non hispanic registered voters to lack such identification." under the new republican voting law in texas, hispanics would be twice as likely to not be allowed to vote. according to the state's own data. so the federal government said, you know what, texas, no. you cannot change your laws in such a way that you, yourself, admit will block hundreds of thousands of latinos from voting. the federal government blocked texas from going ahead with that. duh. but that wasn't all that texas republicans were trying to do. after the 2010 cens
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Jun 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
? and governor rick perry takes aim at new york and connecticut in his bid to lure jobs to texas. could your state be his next target? welcome. some troubling poll numbers for president obama this week indicate that recent controversies including nsa surveillance and irs targ iing may be taking their toll. the president's overall job approve rating dropped 8%. 45% approving. 54% disapproving. that brings his real-clear politics to average well under 50%. but perhaps most worrisome for the white house is 17-point drop over the past month among people under 30. joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan henninger. james freeman. and washington columnist kim. how do you read the drop in number? >> you are seeing different scandals ares are naturing with different groups. looking at the independents that cnn poll, you know, going back a month ago, 36% of independents thought that this was somehow -- tied the irs scandal to the white house. that number is more than 51%. then you go over to the millennials that 17-point drop you mentioned, that seems to be m
Jun 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT
this morning with a hangover and a smile. then it turned over and saw rick perry in the bed and screamed in horror. i'm michael shure, you are in "the war room." >> michael: this has, indeed been a historic week. the supreme court announced major decisions on gay rights and the voting right act: we want to start tonight with a big step backyards for women's rights. all thanks to texas' cowboy boots in cheap governor rick perry. democratic senator wendy davis filibustered the bill for 11 hours, then the visitors shouted so loudly that the senate couldn't even vote. perry claimed that abortion clinics were protesting the bill because they're just in it for the money. >> if the abortion industry decide the expense of running clean, safe facility outweigh the money they could make, that's entirely their problem. >> michael: a decision that's already been made for them. just like this bill would do for women. perry also reconveneed the senate for another emergency session in july. the emergency being that they didn't pass this law. and he can keep on doing that, reconvening the state senate
Jun 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
-sex marriage in california, the berkeley couple who challenged the ban tide the knot. kris perry and sandy stier sued to overturn proposition l. kamala harris performed the ceremony. they are the first same-sex couple legally married in california since 2008. >> by the authority vested in me by the state of california i now declare you spouses for life. >> the measure that banned same- sex marriage in california was found unconstitutional. the supreme court ruled on wednesday that the parties who try to uphold the ban did not have legal standing to do so. perry and stier will be sending part of their honeymoon in san francisco. david stevenson was there for the ceremony he'll join us live at 6:00 tonight. >>> the san francisco city clerk's office will stay open until 8:00 tonight for people to take out marriage licenses. the alameda county clerk just closed at 5:30. the santa clara county clerk will be open on monday. >>> we continue to keep a close eye on the weather tonight. with a heat warning going into effect tomorrow morning. bill martin, some places are going through a heat wave. >>
Jun 27, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. >>> but first rick perry's texas two-step. stay classy, governor. >> even the woman who filibustered the senate the other day, was born into difficult circumstances. she was the daughter of a single woman. she was a teenage mother herself. she managed to eventually graduate from harvard law school and serve in the texas senate. it's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example. [ shapiro ] at legalzoom, you can take care of virtually all your important legal matters in just minutes. protect your family... and launch your dreams. at we put the law on your side. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket cost
Jun 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
immediately and abc 7 news learn that had berkeley couple chris perry and sandy stir were at the for front of the decision will be married in just 15 minutes at san francisco city hall. >> this is breaking with this ruling from the 9th circuit court reads the stay is dissolved effective immediately. good evening, larry beil is off. i'm dan ashley. >> we're live at san francisco city hall where the wedding is about to take place. sergio? >> yes, they were waiting outside of the front doors of the county clerk's office. this announcement just issued a few minutes ago. you may remember, wednesday, the supreme court decided that the plaintiffs in proposition 8, the people defending proposition 8 did not have stand asking so, what they do is they threw out the 9thth circuit court of appeals decision, it was anticipated to take several days to lift their stay except that it took only two days. that, as mentioned is just released on about 3:00 or so. and what that means is that it reverts back to the decision judge vaughn walker made at the end of the trial. he called proposition 8 unconstitution
Jun 23, 2013 1:30pm EDT
are often very different from the perris of the american public. the american public is concerned with bread and butter issues. there jobs, the economy, deficits, health care, the kids' schools, etc. and i am not saying these other issues are not important. and to saying, these are way down on a list of priorities. that is the subject of my second book. it is not the subject in this one. perris of political class, and these things with politics, particularly not higher up. >> host: why is that? >> guest: these things are very important to the political class. we have a democratic party that has been described as liberal. they're is a certain element to that. the republicans, for their part, have some religious right. they come in fact, these issues are of deep concern to them. and yet not so much for the average american. there has been a pull for years and years asking about the most important issues facing there public. very few are seen where it gay-rights was one that included toward reform. most appear -- most have no idea what tort reform is. usually -- i mean, especially in an area li
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Jun 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT
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Jun 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
-like picker-upper. >>> apparently the governor of texas rick perry has nothing better to do than to pick on a public servant who simply stood up for something she deeply believes in. democratic state senator wendy davis has become a political internet sensation after staging an 11-hour filibuster this week to block a vote on closing most of the abortion clinics in texas. her filibuster drew national headlines and huge crowds of protesters, instead of discussing the legislation, governor rick perry made the politics personal. at the national right to life convention on friday. >> in fact, even the woman who filibustered the senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. she is the daughter of a single woman. she was a teenage mother herself. she managed to eventually graduate from harvard law school and served in the texas senate. it is just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example. that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential. every life matters. >> that come by texas governor rick perry has been judged by most americans as totally unf
Jun 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
that night succeeded on tuesday, the victory has been short-lived. governor rick perry has ordered a special session in the texas legislature for monday. the message is clear. no amount of procedural heroics will kill this bill a second time. so what does it all mean for the future of women's rights? for women in politics, for the political fate of texas, and even the nation? cecile richards is the president of planned parenthood. nia-malika henderson is a report were "the washington post." cecile, a real significant factor is the shutting down of virtually every abortion clinic the state. >> that's exactly right. that's what you're seeing is an outrage shutting down women's health centers. of course this comes on the heels of governor perry and the legislature ending services through the women's health program, cutting off women from breast cancer screening through planned parenthood, vetoing the equal pay act. this is sort of the final nail. i think that's what you saw this week is that folks simply have had enough. >> the bill passes, texas will become the 13th state to impose a ban on ab
Jun 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
that way, and, you know, i agree with perry this is not a punt. this is the beginning of -- maybe not the beginning, but this is part of that conservative majority's desire to get rid of affirmative action, not convinced there wasn't some brokering going on to forestall a deeper assault on affirmative action, which roberts traded for a sense of more cohegs on the court. >> we heard a little bit of this last year, sort of the speculation about the politics within the court. such a mysterious place. we don't have cameras here. we have weird artist renderings. that's how close we get to what's happening in the court. so many sensitive issues will be decided in the next yore we the court. it looks when we look back to bush/gore, that ruined a lot of illusions being above politics. clearly on justice's minds one way or the other. and it raises the possibility when you look at everything the court has been dealing with the past few years, maybe chief justice roberts is spreading out rulings a little bit, so it's not all happening at once. >> it feels that way. i don't know for sure he's
Jun 27, 2013 7:00pm PDT
at the filibuster, and now governor rick perry is trying to take her down. >> i'm not yielding for any questions at this time. >> something incredible happening in the texas state senate. >> a one-woman filibuster that lasted for 11 hours. >> it is sweeping the abortion bill, a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks, wendy successfully filibustered and the bill died. >> as governor perry vows to bring lawmakers back for another special session. >> incredible to see the legislative process be made a mockery. >> i am all about honest, open debate. >> texas two-step. >> does the republican party, in your view, understand the core value? >> she took a shot. >> unfortunate that she has not learned from her own example. >> they would do anything to pass this measure. >> they will resort to mob tactics to force their minority agenda on the people of texas. >> still the capitol. >> bravo, bravo. >> what we witnessed tuesday was nothing more than the hijacking of the democratic process. >> it became the people's filibuster, and they were loud, and they were heard. and that is what democracy is about
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Jun 26, 2013 12:00pm EDT
the time. dennis: good to see you. cheryl: governor perry coming up, but it is the top of the hour right now. stocks every 15 minutes. we have stocks rallying. a weaker gdp. hopes that the fed may not taper so quickly, but all of that is interesting that we did not have a sell-off. >> so many balls in the air. yesterday we gain, today we game, we also have that china relief rally underway. that was yesterday. today people's bank of china. that helps us here at home. you have good economic news yesterday. today the weaker economic news just supports the idea that the fed won't pull the kool-aid, and that helps a broad base rally which we're seeing a new way pier you are seeing retail, you name it really with up arrows with the exception of gold, metals, mining is to materials, that group, those commodities in particular are under significant pressure. that really is at top, top stories we're following. back to you. dennis: thanks very much. the markets are watching washington as to federal reserve presidents testify before congress. peter barnes is in washington d.c. with the latest. >> r
Jun 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
>>> rick perry doesn't want your gun, but if you live in connecticut, he does want your job. >>> texas governor rick perry took a five-day swing through the northeast this week. his official mission was to convince companies to pack up and move to texas. but it was his stop in connecticut that attracted the most attention and the most controversy. the state is, of course, the home to sandy hook elementary school, site of a massive shooting last year. a sweeping gun control law one that upset the firearms industry. he visited one of the oldest gunmakers in america where he was presented with a custom engraved pistol and he made his pitch. >> the people at colt, the people at ruger, the financial industries, the pharmaceutical industries they will make a decision whether they want to stay. the states that have tax policy regulatory policy that fits into your scheme, if you will, are going to be the states that get ahead. >> later, connecticut governor dan molloy made a surprise visit to perry's luncheon with businessmen and women in hartford. >> i came to welcome the governor
Jun 27, 2013 2:30am PDT
. governor perry has called them back to the state capitol next week to push the new abortion law through the state senate. the confusion that ensued after the senate's first special session expired at the stroke of midnight. perry said, quote, we will not allow the breakdown of decourtroom and decency to prevent us from doing what we do. >> governor perry and lieutenant governor led the charge in terms of a breakdown in decorum, they have overriden and made a mockery of all of the rules that we run by in this state. what we saw yesterday, was injure add to that insult. where senate rules became meaningless. >> supporters of the bill will make sure it comes up for a vote well before the second special session expires. >>> the prosecution's key witness will continue to deliver her testimony in the george zimmerman trial. yesterday, the 19-year-old rachel janteal took the stand. >> he said while are you following him. trayvon, trayvon. i started hearing trayvon saying get off, get off. i did agree with my friend, though, to go -- >> in order -- >> you have to understand -- the last person t
Jun 27, 2013 1:00am PDT
equally, much to anton and scalia's horror? today is a bigger day than it seemed at first. chris perry and sandy styer were two of the named plaintiffs in the california case that was decided today alongside doma. watch how they put it. >> we believed from the very beginning that the importance of this case was to send a message to the children of this country, that you are just as good as everybody else, no matter who you love, no matter who your parents love, and today we can go back to california and say to our own children, all four of our boys, your family is just as good as everybody else's family. we love you as much as anybody else's parents love their kids and we're going to be equal. >> we thank the justices for letting us get married in california, that's not enough, it's got to go nationwide and we can't wait for that day. it's not just about us, it's about kids in the south, it's about kids in texas, and it's about kids everywhere, and we really really want to take this fight all the way and get equality for everyone. >> everyone in this entire country. it's about kids in
Jun 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. in any case when we come back we talk about rick perry. rick perry have you no shame? remarkable what he has said about the woman who was hailed as a hero in that texas filibuster. we'll be back, we'll tell you next. >> cenk: well, this wendy davis is a remarkable woman. she spends 11 hours on her feet, filibustering this anti-abortion bill in texas. she's hailed as a hero and filibustered to the point that they were unable to rule and close all these abortion clinics in texas. as hermela joins us again. now we hear the other shoe drop from rick perry, who is just a capital-- >> of course. >> you know what. >> the authority on all things women, as we know. hadright? listen to what he had to say and we'll go from there. >> who are we to say that children born in the worst of circumstances can't grow to live successful lives? in fact, even the woman who filibustered the senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. she was the daughter of a single woman. she was a teenage mother herself. she managed to eventually graduate from harvard law school and serve in the texas senate.
Jun 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT
governor rick scott and texas governor rick perry. >> rick, rick, rick. >> republican governors are tripping all over one another. >> what's up, dude? >> i'm the dude. >> basically want to do what governor perry's done. >> i'll prove it. ♪ the stars at night are big and bright ♪ ♪ deep in the heart of texas >> talk about how you're going to turn the economy around. >> adios. >>. ♪ >> oh, sometimes i wish i was on the same stage with those guys. no, i'm not running. but i love to talk about them. here he is, again, he's back at it. slick rick perry. the governor of texas. it is all hat and no cattle. just wrapped up a five-day poaching tour for jobs in the northeastern portion of the united states. now, how many liberals are up in the northeastern portion of the united states believe a texas brain drain here. the texas brain wizard planted his cowboy boots here in new york city and in connecticut across the river hoping to rope in some business leaders to taking jobs to the lone star state. the governor's main message, very simple. no regulation and no state income tax. s
Jun 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
from changing. today, texas governor rick perry created a sort of high noon between the two of them. david kerley tonight with round two. >> reporter: tonight, it's a true texas showdown. the state senator -- in pink tennis shoes -- versus the governor. >> what we witnessed tuesday was nothing more than the hijacking of the democratic process. >> reporter: this -- >> members, i'm rising on the floor today -- >> reporter: -- is what angered rick perry. wendy davis' 11-hour filibuster -- no food or water -- to stop a bill that would make abortion nearly impossible in texas. it worked. and davis' shoes, which she wore to endure standing all that time, are now a trending search term. today, perry made it personal. >> she was a teenage mother herself. it is just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example. >> reporter: the senator, a harvard lawyer, who got that standing ovation, was having none of it. >> i thought it demeaned the office he holds. >> reporter: so monday, just a couple hours past high noon, perry has told texas lawmakers to be back to the capitol for the show
Jun 28, 2013 2:30am PDT
passed. speaking of border states things getting ugly in texas. rick perry and wendy davis trade jabs as the filibuster fallout continues. how about this bombshell, martha stewart sexing, one night stands, threesomes. you'll find out what the diva has been up to in the cooler. i am flus sterred. this is "way too early." >>> not necessarily too early or too late. good morning, everybody. i'm brian shactman, friday, june 28th. a blockbuster nba trade on draft night, alex baldwin goes off on a twitter rant and it all has to do with james gandolfini's funeral. that later in the cooler. we begin this morning with news of the justice department has identified the man they believe is behind the leak of a highly classified cyber attack to disrupt iran's nuclear program. legal sources tell nbc news the man at the center of the doj's investigation is retired marine general james cartwright, a former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. cartwright is being looked at for allegedly leaking information pertaining to a computer attack on iran's nuclear facilities using a virus called stuxnet.
Jun 28, 2013 8:00pm PDT
, perry and sandy stier. perry and stier were the first state attorney general federal appeals court lifted mercury hit 124 degrees >> pam: forecast is. even hotter, the temperatures expected to top 126 degrees. it's never been that hot there in june. death valley's three hottest days have all been in july. two years, in las vegas, it's expected to reach 115, just a hair under the record highs of a few years ago. and not everyone is sitting in an air=conditioned casino. these construction workers sharing tips on dealing with the heat. >>hats with tails on them. keep everying around your neck wet. >> pam: the massive heat wave is reaching as far east as the rockies. by monday, record or near record temperatures are phoenix to boise. >> jacqueline: all thanks to it area of high pressure and the center for the four corners region. this is really just building and as we head into the past couple of days it will continue to build and over the entire western region. temperatures are going to stay on the warmer side during the next couple of days. at least until tuesday of next week. the c
Jun 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
governor rick perry accused state senator wendy davis of hijacking the democratic process during her 11-hour filibuster of the state's most recent abortion bill. he went on to say that davis' personal story is a perfect example of why she should support stronger anti-abortion laws. >> who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can't grow to live a successful lives. in fact, even the woman who filibuster the senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. she's the daughter of a single woman. she was a teenage mother herself. she managed to eventually graduate from harvard law school. and serve in the texas senate. it's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example. >> oh. >> that everybody must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters. >> wow. >> wow. >> wow. >> wow. >> rick perry, does rick perry really want -- talking about other people's personal lives, wow. >> i mean, come on. >> down here looking up. that's it terrible. >> don't go there. >> would i do that if i were rick perry? davis responded
Jun 27, 2013 2:00pm PDT
suck succeeded on tuesday. governor rick perry has ordered a special session for monday. the message is clear -- no amount of procedural heroics or passion-filled mobs will kill this bill a second time. what's it all mean for the future of women's rights for women in politics for the political fate of texas, and even the nation? cecile richards is the president of planned parenthood. nia-malika henderson is a reporter with "the washington post." 20 weeks gets the headlines, but a real significant factor is the shutting down of virtually every abortion clinic in the state. >> that's exactly right. that's what you're seeing an outpouring of outrage, which has nothing to do with women's health. it has to do with shutting down women's health centers. which tums on the heels of ending service for the women's cutting off women from breast cancer screening, vetoing the equal pay act. this is a final nail. folks have simply had enough. >> if the bill passes, texas will be a 13th state -- and a new poll from "the national journal" more people favor that kind of law than opos it. wendy davis t
Jun 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
. governor rick perry is accusing senate senator wendy dams of hijacking the process after the democrat successfully filibustered. he also had this to say about davis. >> who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can't grow to live successful lives? in fact, even the woman who filibustered the senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. she's the daughter of a single woman. she was a teenage mother herself. she manage to eventually graduate from harvard law school and serve in a texas senate. it's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters. >> let's bring in our gaggle. democratic strategist and former spokesman for at dccc doug fornel. and matty dopler. thank you,all. doug, let's start with you. this has gotten a huge amount of attention. the thing i always wondered is where does wendy davis go from here? >> she made herself a hero to the pro-choice movement. listening to governor perry's comments, this guy constantly reminds us
Jun 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
jurisdiction to consider it in the particular context of holdingsworth versus perry. we have to understand that as them saying they didn't reach the merits of that case and therefore kicked this case on procedural grounds. however they did that, california gets flipped. >> so evan wilson, moving forward now. what does that mean for organizations like yours? freedom to marry's goal, everybody who wants to take on that commitment of marriage should be able to do so, no matter where they live in our country. and all marriages should be equally and legally respected, no matter where people are traveling or working or sent by their employer on vacation. so going to rachel's point, part of the work of freedom to marry and other organizations is going to be to encourage the administration and congress to now take the steps to implement this ruling and make sure that for federal programs and purposes, all couples are treated with respect, whether it comes to taxation or health coverage or family leave or all those protections. and meanwhile, of course, our work is to continue this conversation, pe
Jun 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
from the high court on gay marriage monday. chris perry and sandra styer walking out, optimistic today. >> getting a little bit closer to the end. it's monday. we'll be back tomorrow. >> reporter: tomorrow will be a lot like today. the high court sorting out six undecided cases. the lewiss are from massachusetts and have been married for five years. >> we're discriminated against on a regular basis in terms of our health care. we're double taxed as far as family health care. that's something straight couples don't have to pay. >> reporter: with a decision looming, a statement has been issued saying if the high court decides to strike down the state's ban on same sex marn, there will be a 25 day waiting period between the ruling and the start of same-sex marriages. chris perry says in her case, it's worth the wait. >> it's worth the wait. people see something good happen. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, early in the morning, people will start lining up for open seating. the doors open at 10:00 eastern time. in washington, d.c., i'm cheryl heard, >>> more details. san francisco's castro
Jun 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
kris perry, one of the plaintiffs in the prop 8 decision saying this is for our kids, for us to be able to tell them we are married, we are equal, we are just like any other family. but this is also for kids in the south. this is also for kids in texas. this is for kids everywhere. this is the whole country. that is something that will now happen, there will need to be additional work done. but this path has been hacked through the jung and he will now it's just the matter of other people following. >> and it is about the law, of course. but there is also a level of emotion we have seen. we heard people talking about the celebrations, we have heard a proposal, something that doesn't happen on our air every day. and we have seen a genuine outpouring here. and it's not just an outpouring, obviously, for the couples who now, like this couple will be able to marry. but for their friends. and for their families who have seen them not be treated on an equal basis. >> to see people -- and what they are asking for is for their private relationship to have equal status with other people's famili
Jun 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
and talking and talking. >> governor perry called us back. >> reporter: strict filibuster rules said she couldn't sit down, couldn't leave, couldn't take a break for anything. exhausted, she needed a back brace adjusted. opponents charge that and reading from an ipad against the rules. >> it does say paper, mr. president. not a computer. >> reporter: as midnight hour came, tensions rose. >> probably the worst night i've experienced. >> reporter: republicans charged davis was off topic when referencing a previous bill. >> your point of order is taken and well-sustained. >> reporter: and the filibuster ended. hundreds of supporters packed in the gallery and lined up outside erupted hoping to stall the vote. drowning out attempts to pass the bill. by then, nearly 200,000 viewers had logged into the live stream of the event. amid the chaos, the bill didn't get signed in time, an unexpected victory for a woman who he did fied expectations before. a single mother of two who graduated with honors from harvard law school and today a rising political star. >> i feel great today. i feel like the p
Jun 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
rick perry called the legislation into a special session in an effort to reintroduce a stricter abortion measure. >>> and nasa is keeping its eye on an enormous solar flare that could have a big impact here on earth, it could wipe out electronics up to a year. effectively sending us back to the 19th century. >>> now for our first look at business. we turn to cnbc. >>> futures are flat. stocks leapt on wednesday even as data showed the economy grew less than expected in the first quarter. feelings among investors that the fed may not be quick to end its program. >>> senate majority leader harry reid said that he won't support the bipartisan measure. >>> how much would you pay for lunch with yahoo! ceo marissa meier. bids are up to $50,000. final bids are due by the end of today. that's a pretty hefty price tag. for lunch. >> no such thing as a free lunch. >>> collision course from a $40 million nfl career, to handcuffs and murder charges. things are looking grim for aaron hernandez, that's coming up next. she got a parking ticket... ♪ and she forgot to pay her credit card bill
Jun 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
, the battle has just begun. >>> life and death, texas executes its 500th prisoner while governor rick perry calls the legislature back to pass strictions on abortion. >>> a huge day, a major witness at the george zimmerman murder trial. >>> plus, how the fallout in the paula deen trial is now affecting a solar chef. >>> a solar threat that could pose a year-long blackout. and dogs and cats living together. what could possibly be next? "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, june 27th. >>> good morning. i'm richard louis. we begin with the supreme court and two major rulings that will be felt for decades as justices hand two major victories to same-sex couples. celebrations popped up around the country wednesday, justices giving federal recognition to same-sex couples and lifting a ban on gay marriage in california. today's newspapers called the decision historic, but it falls short of going nationwide. with the rulings 12 states and washington, d.c. now allow for same-sex marriage. proponents say their next step is nation bide recognition while oppo
Jun 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
in boston last year. >>> it's getting personal in the battle in abortion in texas. governor rick perry hit back at the state senator whose filibuster helped derail a vote earlier this week. perry said wendy davis' rise from a tough upbringing to harvard law graduate should have taught her the value of each human life is there. the governor then wondered publicly what would have happened if davis' mother had had an abortion. davis shot back, saying the governor's statement tarnishes the high office he holds. another vote is expected next week. >>> and there was some stirring words spoken as family and friends gathered for actor james gandolfini's funeral. his relatives and practically every actor gandolfini starred alongside in "the sopranos" attended yesterday's service here in new york. in his eulogy, "sopranos" creator, david chase, recalled the way gandolfini brought a childlike aspect to his rolls. a "sopranos" co-star said, simply, we lost a treasure. >>> alec baldwin takes his frustrations to twitter. what caused the actor to go on an expletive-filled rant overnight? >>> paula deen's
Jun 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
moceremony. quite a crowd gathered to witness the ceremony. chris perry said she was elated. and she wants all same sex couples to fight to get married. >> because really what we wanted so desperately was for our own sons to know that we love them and each other enough to fight to be married, which now we are. and other families in similar circumstances, you should fight to be married too. >> reporter: perry was one of the plaintiffs in the prop 8 case. they went to a marriage ceremony this afternoon. word is spreading. couples are lining up to get their marriage licenses. one couple in line said they saw the news on the television. they were at the gym on the treadmill and came right down here to city hall. as word gets out, people are dropping everything and coming down to city hall to get their marriage license and to line up and get married. ceremonies are being performed all over. volunteers are coming in to perform the ceremonies. there is a lot of joy. and it will continue until 8:00 tonight. and they will be open for marriage heir moanies all weekend. >>> another historic evening i
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of city hall by the media and friends and family. chris perry and sandy. the plaintiff who came to city hall to get their marriage license today and be wed by harris. >> by the state of california, i now declare you spouses for life. >> reporter: that was the scene just before 5:00, hundreds of people lining up to watch history. perry one of their three sons acted as ring bearer. >> it is a great day in san francisco, it is a great day in california, it is a great day in the united states of america because sandy and i are married. >> you know how to do things in style. >> who could think of a better leading into a pride weekend to celebrate your marriage? >> reporter: and we are there to see at least four other same sex couples got married this evening. city hall will remain open tonight and 9 through 5:00 throughout the weekend reporting live, david stevenson ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the clerk office scrambled to accommodate the same sex couples after today's surprising order. the first same sex tied the not in that county. the office is now closed. anyone who wants to get marriedy th
Jun 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
on governor rick perry to commission a special 30 day session to revive work on the anti abortion agenda. of course with, governor perry was onboard trampling women's reproductive rights has been a goal of the governor's. here he is at the texas right to life meeting. >> the ideal world is a world without abortion. until then, we're going to continue to pass laws to make sure abortions are as rare as possible under existing law. >> this session i'm calling on legislators to strengthen our ban on that procedure. >> the new session began with four anti abortion bills on the legislative docket, 1s.b.5. barely more than a day left in the special session democrats put it within the range of a filibuster. interstate senator wendy date. 11:18 a.m. she began her 11 our filibuster reading. >> loud testimony from doctors and women impacted by the restrictions. it was not a procedural filibuster, it was an old fashioned talk until you drop gab fest until the clock struck midnight effectively killing s.b.5. the rules of filibuster club are this, no bathroom breaks, no water breaks and the senator mu
Jun 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
it was quite a time. but the update on the story. >> yes, it is a critical update. so governor rick perry has decided to call a special session that will take place on july 1 at 2:00 p.m. which means they'll continue fighting this and they'll do whatever they can could pass this very strict anti-abortion bill. >> michael, who correctly handicapped the supreme court decision on gay marriage, how do you handicap this one. >> rick perry has had a goal on this. this has been sort of an m.o. of rick perry. he's going around the country trying to get businesses to move to texas right now. not a great way to move your female employees or great advertisement for your state. rick perry is the governor. the lieutenant governor is also single minded on this. the legislature that meets only once every two years usually for just 30 days. it's not a very activist legislature. when they get there they're allowed to stay, allowed to move on. there are rules that ana alluded to the three strikes rule where at any time in the filibuster any time someone changes the subject can be voted on. the same with the sp
Jun 26, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, but it was too late, the bill was recorded three minutes after the end of the session, governor rick perry announced today he will call the legislature back into session so they will have another chance to pass this bill. after wendy davis's twitter followers jumped from 1200 to 83,000 in 24 hours. up next, the historic day at the supreme court, lance black, harvey milk's cousin, who can now marry in california. ok, i am coming. [ susan ] i hate that the reason we're always stopping is because i have to go to the bathroom. and when we're sitting in traffic, i worry i'll have an accident. be right back. so today, i'm finally going to talk to my doctor about overactive bladder symptoms. [ female announcer ] know that gotta go feeling? ask your doctor about prescription toviaz. one toviaz pill a day significantly reduces sudden urges and accidents for 24 hours. if you have certain stomach problems or glaucoma, or cannot empty your bladder, you should not take toviaz. get emergency medical help right away if your face, lips, throat or tongue swells. toviaz can cause blurred vision, dizziness,
Jun 27, 2013 12:00am PDT
is on the line, from air force one, president obama. >> hello, mr. president, this is chris perry. >> we thank you for your support. >> we're proud of you guys and in california -- innaudible ]. ♪ that sometimes there are battles which are more than black or white ♪ >> so today is a good day? >> it's the day i finally get to look at the man that i love and finally say, will you please marry me? >> today the supreme court opened up same sex marriage once again in california. the most populated state in the country and ruled that any couple is legally married in their state, in these united states is married before the eyes of the federal government. this is a watershed moment in the century's long struggle for equality in this country. it is a sweet sweet victory and it is important in this life to saver those. joining me now is dan savage, director at the stranger. american savage, insights, flights and faith, sex, love and politics. dan, where were you when you got the news it was early out in seattle. where were you, what was your reaction? >> i was sitting in my kitchen at my computer r
Jun 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
rights in texas is getting personal. governor rick perry is criticizing the democrat lawmaker who led that 11-hour filibuster on tuesday night. governor perry said state senator wendy davis should consider her own life and what would have happened to her if her mother had had an abortion. manuel bojorquez. >> reporter: the governor and republican majority are upset davis and her supporters derailed a bill that would have made it tougher for abortion clinics to operate in the state. setting off a showdown during a speech about protecting the unborn. >> what we wit noticed tuesday was nothing more than the hijacking of the democratic process. >> reporter: as perry announced the right to life convince thursday, he took aim at wendy davis. >> she's the daughter of a single woman. she was a teenage mother herself. >> reporter: he scolded the senate senator for leading a marathon filibuster that helped block new abortion restrictions. >> it's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its ful
Jun 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
on wednesday. sandra steer and kristin perry makeup one of the couple that's filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of prop 8. when the supreme court made a ruling on wednesday in california they said they wanted to be the first couple to be wed as soon as legally possible. that happened today just after the ninth circuit lifted its stay in this case. i asked her what legal guidance she's going to give clerks after today's action. >> i have to believe each of the 58 counties want to abide by the law, and will. the law and requirement is that marriages begin, and immediately. >> ted afabulous day. a sad part is that we couldn't get all of our boys here but when we have a big celebration they're going to be there. we're going dance night away with those boys and we cannot wait. >> and coming back live you can see the gay men's chorus singing to sandra and kristin who just got married about half an hour ago in this chamber. it's quite a moving moment. there is also about two, three other couples i've seen who have gotten married there is a lot of activity going on here in san fra
Jun 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
in texas getting personal now. we'll tell you about the war of words between governor rick perry and the now famous filibustering lawmaker who is not backing down. >>> plus alec baldwin has a major twitter meltdown. we'll tell you what sparked his latest bad boy behavior. i want to make things more secure. [ whirring ] [ dog barks ] i want to treat more dogs. ♪ our business needs more cases. [ male announcer ] where do you want to take your business? i need help selling art. [ male announcer ] from broadband to web hosting to mobile apps, small business solutions from at&t have the security you need to get you there. call us. we can show you how at&t solutions can help you do what you do... even better. ♪ where we've switched their fruits and veggies with produce from walmart. it's a fresh-over. that's great. tastes like you just picked them. so far, it's about the best strawberry i've had this year. walmart works directly with growers to get you the best-quality produce they've ever had. all this produce is from walmart. oh, my gosh. i'm shocked. [ laughs ] i know where i'm
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